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I'll reiterate a point I've made before, game consoles quite often end up needing to be at the front of the room. Or at least in close proximity to those playing games on them (which is usually at the front of the room). Especially if you have kids wanting to play games that involve connecting USB devices. Rockband, Skylanders, Disney Infinity are but a few that come to mind. Thus the question of how far the Kinect can be placed becomes sort of a non-issue because the console will already be up front.
I'm not saying don't try. I'm saying putting the console some distance away, back in a rack, may be a bigger hassle than you initially expect.
To that end when we do our Theater sometime later this year I've planned to rearrange things a little and allow for a small pull-out rack toward the front of the room. There's enough dead space behind one section of the wall to allow for it. That and there's enough conduit capacity (two 2" runs) to allow for running HDMI back from the console to the rack (with the amps and connections up to the projector).